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 Post subject: eb smart lock
Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:55 pm 
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Hey guys I'm new to this I've got a eb xr8 manual the smart lock light on the dash had to b of before the car whould start now it doesn't light up an the car just turns over is there ways to dodgie this up
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Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:21 pm 
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Check interior light operation and fuse
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 Post subject: Re: eb smart lock
Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:30 am 
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That worked thanks next when idling sometimes it just drops revs an nearly stalls any ideas thanks my skills don't go much past points an carbies ta
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 Post subject: Re: eb smart lock
Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:23 pm 
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drick wrote:
That worked thanks next when idling sometimes it just drops revs an nearly stalls any ideas thanks my skills don't go much past points an carbies ta


suggest putting this fault in as a new thread possibly in V8 Workshop -

try cleaning throttle body and idle speed control followed by resetting base idle and TPS enquire from members as to procedure for this on xr8...........
may be similar to the following in V8 forumn..........................



For a 93 mustang but should be the same

http://forums.stangnet.com/showthread.php?t=507908

Resetting the base idle

The base idle is nothing more than the idle that the computer has learned at whatever angle your throttle body is set at when at idle. This technically shouldn't change by itself but it's always good to check it because you never know what the dealer or previous owner did to the car before you had it. Once you change the setting of the base idle you will definately want to change the tps voltage at idle as well.


How to set base idle
1. Disconnect the battery's negative terminal to reset/clear the computer's memory. Leave it disconnected for 30 minutes. WARNING: Whenever removing your battery cables ALWAYS disconnect the negative battery cable first and reconnect it last. Otherwise you could destroy your computer or cause a battery explosion.
2. Disconnect the plug going to your idle motor which is located on the front of your throttle body.
3. Reconnect your battery's negative terminal.
4. Start the engine, and set the idle to the rpm you want with the stop screw on the bottom of the throttle body.
5. Turn off the engine.
6. Reconnect the plug on the idle motor
7. Make sure all accesories (radio, blower motor, a/c, lights, etc) are off and start the engine.
8. Let engine run for two minutes.
9. Turn engine off and wait two minutes then restart engine and let idle for two minutes with all accesories on.


Setting the TPS voltage

Here's how to check and adjust your TPS voltage. You may be asking, "What is a TPS"? Simply put its the Throttle Position Sensor. The TPS is a sensor that tells the ECM (computer) how much gas you are giving it, which in turn lets the computer decide how much fuel and spark to give you.

What is needed?
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Two small straight pins
- Digital multimeter



How to do it
The TPS basically bolts to the throttle body with two screws. The holes that the screws go through on the TPS are elongated so you can twist the TPS in either direction to adjust it. To adjust the TPS all you have to do is loosen (don't take them out) both screws and move the TPS until you see the right voltage.

To hook the multimeter up you will have to pierce the green wire with a pin so you can check how much voltage is going through it. The red or positive (+) wire on your multimeter will go to the pin in the green wire. Then you'll have to either pierce the black wire and put the negative wire from the multimeter to it, or just put the black multimeter wire to a good engine ground.
Now to check the voltage turn on your multimeter and make sure all of the wires are hooked up right. Then turn the ignition key to the on position, but don't start the car. You should be getting a reading on your multimeter. It should be .98-.99 volts. If its not, then its time to loosen the screws on the TPS and move it around until you get it right. When its at the right voltage tighten the screws and re-check it.
If for some reason you cannot get the voltage reading right you have two options. Either buy a new TPS or take off the old one and elongate the holes a little more with a file or a dremel.
Last edited by Swine on Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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